Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The joys of holiday travel. And a few student bloopers.

My kids did a lot of traveling to several different states over the holidays. Leah and Elijah were in the interminable line to board one of their flights, when the waiting just got to be too much for one of their fellow passengers. In the midst of heavy sighs, he said out loud, to no one in particular, "You know, they could make this so much easier. (imitating talking on a PA system) This is your captain speaking. Sit down. Shut up. We're taking off." 

In other news, I have finally found a copy of Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon our Language by Richard Lederer.  I read the first page and a half and am already howling with laughter, but maybe that's because I'm a word nerd.

And you know how when someone tries to read you something he/she thinks is funny, and it's just not as funny as when you read it yourself? Well, you're in luck. Because this is a blog that you read! You get to read the ones I think are funny right along with me! Isn't that fun? So let's get started.

From a child's English paper:

The Gorgons had long snakes in their hair. They looked like women, only more horrible. (p. 7)

And from the science and health department:

H20 is hot water, and CO2 is cold water. (p. 7)

Abstinence is a good thing if practiced in moderation. (p. 9)

More to come when I have time to read.

Be thankful ~


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